Originally Posted by Vincine
Oh it's okay Windy. I've said my peace and may be done with it. I wouldn't want to stop anyone else who wants to speak their mind though.
Men and Women are different from each other, Women and Women, Men and Men are also diff than each other. I think the point of the commercial was to say how you say what you say can be just as hurtful as what you say. Derogatory is derogatory no matter what you meant to say.
V, your a very brave and interesting member of our club and citizen of our great nation. Your story captured my attention unlike many sorta like them that Ive heard on the tube because your one of us (The good with the bad). I say "one of us" respectfully and affectionately because you are exactly what FTF is about even if it may seem to some not to be so. Youve made some really tough choices yet remain positive and very inciteful while walking paths that were filled with voids and tragedies we mostly cannot relate to.
I pray your future years will be less challenging and more restful then the ones leading up to this day. Heres one of the nice parts about growing old! If we get a chance to age with grace and humility, what folks see when they look at us matters less to us than who folks get to know once they get past the degeneration of our physical youth.
Back to the thread. I hope this commercial is what it feels like to me, advertisers playing on the heart strings of people that experienced this as children long ago to attempt to sell product. These are about the best times in our nations history to challenge and defeat old notions I think have been proven false. Women and Men both have the best chances in history to be all that they can be regardless of past suppositions. Technology and training can make any human as powerful and productive as Atlas for most things worthy of our commitment, the others dont matter that much in the long run anyways.
Who really cares about a 90 MPH pitch or the lack of the ability to throw one? So you can outrun a cheetah, I can outrun both you and the cheetah on a minibike, NBD. You may be large enough to bowl down a row of humans with your head but I think its MUCH more important that you can use your head for more than a battering ram.
I say I feel Like Sh!t Sometimes but obviously thats just a stupid thing to say cause sh!t dont feel and if it did, I dont speak the same language as sh!t so I wouldnt have a clue as to what Sh1t feels like! Like a girl, like a guy, like a human or like a dog is just like
, it isnt actual, measurable or punishable. Like can be a dis-empowering word as well as empowering. Someone trying to steal anothers thunder using it as a slur are displaying extreme ignorance, those who laugh at that ignorance giving credence are just as bad as the spectators watching the bully do their dirty deed.